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Arizona football recruiting SitRep: Huge visit weekend for the Wildcats

The Wildcats hosted a large number of recruits this past weekend

NCAA Football: Arizona State at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

It was a busy week for the Arizona Wildcats. The staff hosted a bunch of recruits over the weekend, sent out some official offers, and the current team had their scrimmage to end spring practice.

So let’s dive into this week’s SitRep.

Adam Plant Jr.

Plant, who is a 3-star defensive end from Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, NV), took an unofficial trip to Tucson at the beginning of March and was impressed. He liked everything about the school including the coaches, students, and atmosphere.

David Hill — former Wildcat and coach at Desert Pines in Vegas — talked to the Arizona staff about Plant and helped with his offer that he received on his visit. Nowadays, Plant talks to Vince Amey the most and they are in constant contact. Plant’s former teammate, incoming freshman Malik Hausman, has been recruiting him and wants him to go to Arizona.

Plant will be taking other visits during his spring break and is waiting to see how those go. He is eyeing an August commitment as of right now. Good news for the Wildcats is that they currently sit on top of Plant’s list.

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The Wildcats had a huge recruiting weekend this week, with a lot of big names heading to Tucson. Numbers for recruits on campus vary from 50 to about 80. The Proway 7v7 team headed down to take in the spring scrimmage along with Vegas recruits to keep an eye on and a NorCal defensive lineman.

2018 Prospects

  • Devon Cooley: Buena Park (Buena Park, CA)/WR/6-foot-1/161 pounds/4-star
  • Reggie Hughes: Calabasas (Calabasas, CA)/OLB/6-foot-2/212 pounds/4-star
  • Malone Mataele: Santa Margarita Catholic (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA)/ATH/6-foot/176 pounds/4-star
  • Khalil Shakir: Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA)/WR/5-foot-11/171 pounds/4-star
  • Jamarye Joiner: Cienega (Vail, AZ)/DT-QB/6-foot-3/200 pounds/3-star/AZ Commit
  • Isaiah McMillian: Williams Field (Gilbert, AZ)/WR/6-foot-2/175 pounds/3-star
  • Jaden Mitchell: Desert Pines (Las Vegas, NV)/WR/6-foot/178 pounds/3-star
  • Gunner Romney: Chandler (Chandler, AZ)/WR/6-foot-1/170 pounds/3-star
  • Chris Murray: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)/OG/6-foot-3/290 pounds/3-star
  • David Watson: Amphitheater (Tucson, AZ)/OT/6-foot-6/300 pounds/3-star
  • Kai Golden: Mountain View (Tucson, AZ)/DT/6-foot-3/290 pounds/3-star
  • Tyler Manoa: St. Francis (Mountain View, CA)/DT/6-foot-4/290 pounds/3-star
  • Clyde Moore: Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, CA)/ILB/6-foot-2/220 pounds/3-star
  • Kenny Churchwell: Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, AZ)/S/6-foot-2/175 pounds/3-star
  • Josh Madison: Newbury Park (Newbury Park, CA)/ATH/6-foot/205 pounds/3-star
  • Jack Alexander: Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, CA)/QB/6-foot-3/180 pounds/2-star
  • Nazar Bombata: Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, CA)/WR/6-foot-1/185 pounds/Unranked
  • Nick Crespo: Chaminade Prep (West Hills, CA)/WR/6-foot-1/190 pounds/Unranked
  • Justin McGill: Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)/WR/6-foot/175 pounds/Unranked
  • Braden Gordon: Independence (Bakersfield, CA)/CB/5-foot-7/160 pounds/Unranked

2019 Prospects

  • Keyon Ware-Hudson: Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA)/DE/6-foot-2/260/4-star
  • Jayden Daniels: Cajon (San Bernardino, CA)/QB/6-foot-2/175 pounds/Unranked
  • Joshua Pakola: St. Francis HS (Mountain View, CA)/OLB/6-foot-3/225 pounds/Unranked
  • Jonathan Perkins: Summit (Fontana, CA)/OLB/6-foot/195 pounds/Unranked
  • Myles Martin: Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA)/CB/5-foot-9/150 pounds/Unranked

2020 Prospects

  • Isaiah Young: Centennial (Corona, CA)/CB/5-foot-9/150 pounds/Unranked

2018 Offers

Running Back

  • Greg Bell: San Diego, CA/6-foot/190 pounds/2-star/Arizona Western

Tight End

Defensive Line

  • Austin Fontaine: DeMatha Catholic HS (Hyattsville, MD)/DT/6-foot-3/318 pounds/4-star
  • Caleb Okechukwu: St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)/SDE/6-foot-4/251 pounds/Unranked


  • Judson Tallandier: DeMatha Catholic HS (Hyattsville, MD)/6-foot-2/181 pounds/3-star
  • Phillip Dixon: South Oak Cliff HS (Dallas, TX)/6-foot-2/165 pounds/Unranked


  • Blake Veargis: Miami Norland HS (Miami, FL)/5-foot-11/160 pounds/3-star

2019 Offers

Running Back

  • Jaren Mangham: Cass Tech HS (Detroit, MI)/RB/6-foot-2/212 pounds/Unranked

Wide Receiver


  • Joshua Pakola: St. Francis HS (Mountain View, CA)/OLB/6-foot-3/225 pounds/Unranked

2018 Arizona football commits

Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Armani Adams S 117 *** 6-0 190 Lakewood St. Petersburg, FL
Tre Adams WR 182 *** 6-3 190 Wakeland Frisco, TX
McKenzie Barnes CB 123 *** 6-2 170 Edison Fresno, CA
Jailen Bailey WR 278 *** 5-10 180 Lincoln San Diego, CA
Steven Bailey OG 39 *** 6-3 290 Centennial (Glendale CC) Peoria, AZ
Jaiden Dockery S 95 *** 6-0 195 Lancaster Lancaster, TX
Jhevon Hill ATH 66 *** 6-3 185 Cajon San Bernardino, CA
Martell Irby RB 101 *** 5-10 200 Morse San Diego, CA
Mykee Irving DT 42 *** 6-4 330 Calabasas Calabasas, CA
Issaiah Johnson ILB 36 *** 6-3 220 Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA
Jamarye Joiner QB (Dual Threat) 24 *** 6-3 205 Cienega Vail, AZ
Donovan Laie OT 102 *** 6-6 315 Oceanside Oceanside, CA
Thomas Marcus WR 171 *** 6-4 185 San Diego San Diego, CA
Jaden Mitchell WR 193 *** 6-0 180 Desert Pines Las Vegas, NV
Jake Peters TE 62 *** 6-5 240 Santa Margarita Catholic Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Adam Plant WDE 48 *** 6-5 245 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
Darrius Smith RB 119 *** 5-10 175 Dawson Pearland, TX
David Watson OT 117 *** 6-6 300 Amphitheater Tucson, AZ
Zach Williams WR 211 *** 6-3 205 Jones Creek Alpharetta, GA
Christian Young S 60 *** 6-1 201 Foster Richmond, TX